Criminal and Juvenile Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program
The goal of the JMHCP is to increase public safety through innovative cross-system collaboration for individuals with mental illness or co- occurring mental illness and substance abuse who come into contact with the criminal justice system. Objectives: 1. To increase and maintain jail capacity for violent offenders, and develop a system-wide coordinated approach to safely reduce the prevalence of low risk individuals with MI and CMISA in local jails. 2. To free up law enforcement time to focus on responding to violent crime; and, to improve officer and citizen safety during calls for service involving people with MI and CMISA. 3. To increase public safety and reduce recidivism among high risk people with MI and CMISA. Category 3 grants can support law enforcement, prosecution, court-based, corrections, parole and probation initiatives. Grant funds may be used to support a combination of the allowable use categories below, or be concentrated on one specific category.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2018
Since FY 2006, BJA has made 482 awards, in excess of $121 million in funding to the field.Fiscal Year 2019
It is anticipated that 120 applications will be received and 57 awards will be granted in fiscal year 2019.
Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act of 2004 (MIOTCRA), Public Law 108-414
Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Reauthorization and Improvement Act of 2008; and, an act making DOJ appropriations for the current fiscal year, Public Law 110-416
21st Century Cures Act, as amended, Public Law 114-255
Any awards under this solicitation will be made under statutory authority provided by a full-year appropriations act for FY 2019.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicants are limited to States, units of local government, Indian tribes, and tribal organizations. BJA will only accept joint applications; each application must include a mental health agency as well as a unit of government with responsibility for criminal justice activities.
The application must include: Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424); Program Narrative; Budget and Budget Narrative.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants must submit completed applications via the Office of Justice Programs, Grants Management System or through grants.gov following established criteria. The receipt, review, and analysis of applications will follow Office of Justice Programs policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications. Specific application instructions for solicitations are available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm) and/or www.bja.gov.
Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, successful applicants are notified via the Grants Management System. One copy of the grant award must be signed by the authorized official and returned to the Office of Justice Programs.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days. Approximately 120 days from application deadline. See the current fiscal year's solicitation available at www.bja.gov for additional information.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria are described in the OJP Program Announcement available at http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm. and/or https://www.bja.gov/funding.aspx.
How may assistance be used?
There are three types of grants supported under the JMHCP grant program:
Category 1: Collaborative County Approaches to Reducing the Prevalence of Individuals with Serious Mental Illness in Jails Competition ID: BJA-2018-13905. Upon receiving a grant award and within 8 months of receiving final approval of the project’s budget from OJP, spend up to $300,000 for jurisdictions with populations fewer than 100,000, up to $400,000 for jurisdictions with populations between 100,000 and 499,999, and up to $500,000 for jurisdictions with populations of 500,000 or more. Project period: 24 months. Competition ID: BJA-2018-13905 to plan, gather and analyze data as well as track key outcomes to inform and support policies that reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails.
Category 2: Strategic Planning for Police and Mental Health Collaboration Competition ID: BJA-2018-13906 for up to $100,000 for a 12 month project period. Upon receiving a grant award, and with intensive technical assistance provided by BJA’s national training and technical assistance provider, develop and document a Police Mental Health Collaboration (PMHC) using the Category 2 Strategic Planning Guide and the PMHC framework document. Strategic planning grant funds may be used to plan for and design a model strategy, as well as track key measures to improve response to people with mental illness and co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse.
Category 3: Implementation and Expansion Competition ID: BJA-2018-13907. Upon receiving a grant award, and within 6 months of receiving final approval of the project’s budget from OJP, spend up to $750,000, for a 36 month project period, in support of activities that provide for a combination of the following allowable uses or be concentrated on one specific category such as: Training, screening, assessment, and information sharing processes and specialized caseloads for people on community supervision. Activities may occur within law enforcement, prosecution, court-based, corrections, parole and probation initiatives.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111–352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.
See 2 CFR 200 for the government-wide requirements for maintenance of records by grant recipients.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching is . 20%. Federal funds awarded under this solicitation may not cover more than 80 percent of the total costs of the project. An applicant must identify the source of the 20 percent non-federal portion of the total project costs and how it will use match funds. If a successful applicant’s proposed match exceeds the required match amount, and OJP approves the budget, the total match amount incorporated into the approved budget becomes mandatory and subject to audit. (“Match” funds may be used only for purposes that would be allowable for the federal funds.) Recipients may satisfy this match requirement with either cash or in-kind services. See the DOJ Grants Financial Guide at https://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/chapter3.3b.htm for examples of “in-kind” services.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants are awarded for a 12-36 month project period. For additional information, please see the current fiscal year’s solicitation available at www.bja.gov. Reimbursement. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/release: Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/financialguide/DOJ/index.htm) and Post Award Instructions (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/funding/pdfs/post_award_instructions.pdf).
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Bureau of Justice Assistance
810 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531 US
202-616-6500 or 1-866- 859-2647.
(Project Grants) FY 18$27,115,179.00; FY 19 est $31,000,000.00; FY 20 est $30,000,000.00; FY 17$10,963,114.00; FY 16$8,476,120.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
In amounts consistent with the applicant's proposed project and the BJA's plans, priorities and levels of financing. For additional information, please see the current fiscal year's solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm).and/or www.bja.gov.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Information about the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program solicitation may be obtained by calling NCJRS at (800) 851-3420 or accessing the web site at https://www.bja.gov/funding.aspx.
Examples of Funded Projects